Our central laboratories are located in Kifissia, Greece, close to the major hospitals and within half an hour from the airport. This means that all biological samples that we receive, not only from Greece, but also from any other European country, will be delivered to us on a timely manner, without delays. Their size, design and technology employed is a paradigm within the industry.
Our state-of-the-art laboratories are equipped with the latest technology employed for regenerative biotechnology and tissue engineering applications. All samples are analyzed and processed in specialized, fully controlled Clean Rooms that are constantly monitored to operate based on the highest standards. In fact, our Clean Rooms are GMP and ISO certified and they follow the European guidelines for cells and tissue processing. To be more specific, Theracell’s Clean Rooms follow the guidelines that govern the Clean Rooms that are designed for bone marrow transplantation.
Each sample received at our site is analyzed for microbial infections, using special equipment designed for that purpose. Unlike most companies, we do not collaborate with external laboratories for the analysis of our samples and we rely only on our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), ensuring this way the cells viability, while avoiding at the same time the possibility of sample infection. The cells are isolated from each tissue and they are counted in specialized automated cells counters (cytometers) that eliminate significantly the possibility of an error. They are then cultured in cell culture incubators that maintain a predetermined temperature, carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration that is optimal for the cell growth.
The operation of our laboratories is constantly monitored by specialized equipment that ensure optimal working condition for every equipment and they are supervised by our scientific director and our well-educated and experienced personnel.